Codes provide minimum safeguards for people with regard to building safety and fire prevention. Codes protect health, safety and welfare as they relate to the residential and commercial built environment. Access information on ICC’s family of codes, code development cycles, errata, committees, procedures and archives. Click here for more information.
Standards are developed as an extension of code requirements. Standards represent consensus on how a material, product or assembly is to be designed, manufactured, tested or installed to obtain a specific level of performance. Learn about Standards Development policy and procedures, and Standard Development and Consensus Committees. Click here for more information.
ICC develops guidelines that contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the built environment by addressing issues that are not adequately covered by existing technical information. View information on ICC Guidelines and the Guideline Development process. Click here for more information.
Learn about ICC committees and councils centered on the development of codes and standards. Learn about the scope, objectives and procedures for each committee. Access notices, agendas and minutes. Find out which committees are currently accepting applications for service via a “call for committee”. Click here for more information.
Do you have questions about codes or standards? ICC Members are eligible to receive technical assistance on International Codes including Staff Code Opinions and Committee Interpretations. Click here for more information.
Plan Review Services & Consulting
ICC can provide prompt and technically-comprehensive reviews of all drawings and construction documents based on either the ICC's International Codes or legacy codes (BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI). Click here for more information.
ICC Code Development Review Ad-Hoc Committee
The ICC Code Development “Governmental Consensus” Process (CDP) is at the core of ICC’s mission. It is the responsibility of ICC’s Board of Directors, as specified in Article X of the association’s bylaws to ensure the ongoing health and confidence of the ICC CDP. It is for this reason the Board has formed a broad-based committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the CDP and make recommendations about any changes needed. Click here for details.